Upcoming Activities at the Stables

February Half-Term 2018.....

Little Riders Pony Day

Thursday 15 th February - 10am – 3pm.

£50 (payment required on booking)

These days are perfect for children aged 3-7 years old and are suitable for complete beginners or even more experienced young riders. Children will be supervised closely by our experienced staff and will get to interact directly with our wonderful ponies while enjoying a day of care and riding. Each pony day will vary meaning children can come more than once and experience something different each time. Lunch included too!

Typical activities may include:

  • Daily pony care such as mucking out with our special little forks and brooms and feeding and watering the ponies.
  • Learning how to safely groom the ponies to perfection.
  • Plaiting and fancy dressing the ponies with lots of bows, flowers and feather boas.
  • Basic pony first aid lessons, practicing putting on bandages etc.
  • Learning how to lead the ponies correctly.
  • Colouring in and quizzes.
  • Fun riding session, usually a gymkhana or obstacle course where children will be on lead rein so riding experience is not essential.

 

Senior Stable Management Day

Thursday 15 th February - 9:30am – 3:30pm.

£50 (payment required on booking)

Aimed at children who are 8 years and older. The senior stable day will enable children with either no experience or those who have done previous pony days to enjoy a full day of fun activities, while all the while furthering their horse knowledge as activities are tailored to the individual and groups previous experience. This day is also great for children who would like to become helpers or future staff. Lunch included!

Typical activities may include:

  • Daily horse care sessions such as mucking out, learning about all the feeds the ponies eat, haying and watering.
  • Field management, including poo picking and safely turning out and bringing the horses in.
  • Horse first aid and junior rider first aid sessions.
  • Grooming sessions, including learning what all the brushes are for and how to plait the horse’s manes and tails.
  • Fun horse fancy dress sessions, including feather boas, bows and flowers to decorate the horses with.
  • Learning all about the horse’s tack, tack cleaning and how to tack the horses up correctly.
  • Riding session, which will usually be a fun gymkhana or obstacle course so riding experience is not essential.

 

Learn to Jump Clinic

Wednesday 14 th February - 11am-12pm.

£30 (payment required on booking)

This learn to jump clinic is a fantastic way for children to learn the basics of jumping. We limit the clinic to only 5 or 6 children so there is plenty of individual focus within the session. Children must be able to confidently walk and trot off lead rein, and either be able to or be learning to canter. If children have completed previous Learn to Jump Clinics or done some jumping in lessons this session will be a great way to further their jumping experience and build confidence. The session will include a warm up which may consist of some pole work, position work and possible canter work depending on ability before beginning to learn to ride over some small fences and possibly around a small course or grid of jumps. All riders will receive a Rosette on completion of the jump clinic.

 

Novice Jump Clinic

Wednesday 14 th February - 2pm-3pm.

£30 (payment required on booking)

This Novice jump clinic is a fantastic way for children to further their knowledge of the basics of jumping. We limit the clinic to only 5 or 6 children so there is plenty of individual focus within the session. Children must be able to confidently walk, trot, canter and have done some jumping within lessons or other jump clinics and be confident within this. The session will include a warm up which may consist of some pole work, position work, canter work and possible work on striding. Riders will then begin practicing their technique over some small jumps and may practice over a small course or grid of jumps. All riders will receive a Rosette on completion of the jump clinic.